The Annual October Horror Movie Watching Thread!!!

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  1. X-human

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    Toddlers & Tiaras: Halloween Bash (2011) :troll::troll::joshua::joshua::joshua:
    Horrifying, mind-bending, disturbing, shocking; and that's just the presenter at the pageant! My first and hopefully last look at this reality show, I'm actually somewhat shocked to say it's not as bad as I thought it'd be. The oddest thing was the ultra conservative christian mom who wanted her daughter to win the Halloween pageant. That and she was black with a white daughter. The rest was about what I expected.

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    The Mummy (1932) :troll::troll::troll::troll::joshua:
    Fixes a lot of what was wrong with Todd Browning's Dracula, while maintaining the excellent acting with Karloff, Zita Johann and Van Sloan. The opening is magnificent with a very Renfield/Frye-esque performance. It paints itself into a bit of a corner at the end but manages to work its way out.

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    The Black Cat (1934) :troll::troll::troll::troll::joshua:
    Takes a modern art deco approach to horror, with that classic hate and vengeance festering underneath the performances between Karloff and Lugosi. The script gets a little dopey but its focus on the psychological warfare between these nemesis is a refreshing and satisfying tale.

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    Doctor X (1932) :troll::troll::troll::troll::joshua:
    The failed comedy can't take away from the kitchen sink approach for this horror film. The 2-strip technicolor is enthralling with the lurid mix of underlying sex and violence oozing out of every frame. Highly recommended.
     
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    26. Night Of The Creeps (1986)
    27. Night of the Demons (2010)
     
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    63) House Of 1000 Corpses

    64) The Evil Dead
     
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    Oct 1: Halloween (1978)
    Oct 1: Halloween II (1981)
    Oct 1: Terror in the Aisles (1984)
    Oct 2: Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    Oct 2: The Haunted Palace (1963)
    Oct 2: The Oblong Box (1969)
    Oct 3: Kolchak: The Night Stalker "The Energy Eater" (1974)
    Oct 3: Kolchak: The Night Stalker "Horror in the Heights" (1974)
    Oct 3: Kolchak: The Night Stalker "The Spanish Moss Murders" (1974)
    Oct 4: Lady Frankenstein (1971)
    Oct 4: The Velvet Vampire (1971)
    Oct 5: The Invisible Man (1933)
    Oct 5: Frankenstein (1931)
    Oct 6: The Wolf Man (1941)
    Oct 6: Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
    Oct 7: Horror of Dracula (1958)
    Oct 7: The Mummy (1959)
    Oct 8: The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
    Oct 8: Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
    Oct 9: Rituals (1977)
    Oct 9: Just Before Dawn (1981)
    Oct 9: Grotesque (1988)
    Oct 10: Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    Oct 10: The Devil Within Her (1975)
    Oct 12: Sugar Hill (1974)
    Oct 13: Vengeance of the Zombies (1973)
    Oct 13: Night of the Werewolf (1980)
    Oct 14: Day of the Dead (1985)
    Oct 15: Torture Garden (1967)
    Oct 15: Vault of Horror (1973)
    Oct 16: Insidious (2011)
    Oct 16: Hell Night (1981)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "The Ghost Talks" (1949)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "Who Done It?" (1949)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "Spook Louder" (1943)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "If a Body Meets a Body" (1945)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "We Want Our Mummy" (1939)
    Oct 18: Thriller "Well of Doom" (1961)
    Oct 18: Thriller "The Devil's Ticket" (1961)
    Oct 19: Messiah of Evil (1973)
    Oct 19: Shock Waves (1977)
    Oct 20: Time Walker (1982)
    Oct 20: The Dark (1979)
    Oct 21: Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
    Oct 21: Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls (1973)
    Oct 22: House of the Devil (2009)
    Oct 23: The Haunting (1963)
    Oct 23: The Legend of Hell House (1973)
    Oct 24: Vampire Circus (1972)
    Oct 25: Nightmares & Dreamscapes "Battleground" (2006)
    Oct 26: The Fog (1980)
    Oct 29: Trick 'r Treat (2007)
    Oct 29: Creepshow (1982)
     
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    October 1st

    01. Thriller: Well of Doom (1961)


    October 2nd

    02. Thriller: The Ordeal of Dr. Cordell (1961)


    October 3rd

    03. Thriller: Trio for Terror (1961)


    October 4th

    04. Thriller: Papa Benjamin (1961)


    October 5th

    05. Thriller: Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (1961)


    October 6th

    06. Thriller: The Devil's Ticket (1961)


    October 7th

    07. Thriller: Parasite Mansion (1961)


    October 8th

    08. Thriller: Mr. George (1961)


    October 9th

    09. Thriller: The Terror in Teakwood (1961)


    October 10th

    10. Thriller: The Prisoner in the Mirror (1961)


    October 11th

    11. Thriller: Dark Legacy (1961)


    October 12th

    12. The Black Cat (1934)


    October 13th

    13. The Raven (1935)


    October 14th

    14. Dracula (1931)


    October 15th

    15. Frankenstein (1931)


    October 16th

    16. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)


    October 17th

    17. Son of Frankenstein (1939)


    October 18th

    18. Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)


    October 19th

    19. The Wolf Man (1941)


    October 20th

    20. Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)


    October 21st

    21. House Of Frankenstein (1944)


    October 22nd

    22. I Bury the Living (1958)
    23. Night of the Living Dead (1968)


    October 23rd

    24. The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) Blu


    October 24th

    25. Dawn of the Dead (1978) [Extended Version]


    October 25th

    26. The Return of the Living Dead (1985) Blu
    27. Planet Terror (2007) Blu


    October 26th

    28. The Crazies (1973)


    October 27th

    29. The Shining (1980) Blu


    October 28th

    30. Hatchet (2006) Blu
    31. Hatchet II (2010) Blu


    October 29th

    32. Creepshow (1982)


    October 30th

    33. House of 1000 Corpses (2003) Blu
     
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    [GLOW="Orange"]Damage's Halloween Horrors 2011[/GLOW]
    Sunday, October 30th, 2011:
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    Deadly Blessing (1981)
    A series of murders in Hittite country ("the Hittites make the Amish look like swingers") underlies an old secret guarded by the community for generations. A Wes Craven film starring Michael Berryman, Ernest Borgnine, Lisa Hartman and features a scene where an actual spider is dropped into Sharon Stone's mouth making it the second most disgusting thing that's been in there.

    The count so far...
    01. Scalps (1983)
    02. They Came from Beyond Space (1967)
    03. Galaxy of Terror (1981)
    04. The Last House on the Left (1972)
    05. Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)
    06. The Child (1977)
    07. The Green Slime (1968)
    08. Zombieland (2009)
    09. Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
    10. Bloody Moon (1981)
    11. The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)
    12. The Incubus (1982)
    13. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
    14. Countess Dracula (1971)
    15. Revolt of the Zombies (1936)
    16. Carnival of Souls (1962)
    17. The Gingerdead Man (2005)
    18. Deadly Blessing (1981)
     
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    Tonight Halloween 6 and maybe Hostel.
     
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    [GLOW="Orange"]Damage's Halloween Horrors 2011[/GLOW]
    Sunday, October 30th, 2011:
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    Satan's Mistress (1982)
    Satan's Mistress AKA Demon Seed AKA Demon Rage AKA Fury of the Succubus AKA lets make a horror movie with satanic powers and lots of female nudity and sell it under a myriad of titles because those pimple-faced teenagers at the video store will rent anything that shows skin. Okay, I must admit I did enjoy seeing Lana Wood (Diamonds Are Forever) and her assets on full display again and again but the demonic spirit (Kabir Bedi from Octopussy) just didn't convince me that he was all about the evil and not just in it for kicks. I guess that's why they brought in John Carradine (Shock Waves) and Britt Ekland (The Man with the Golden Gun) because a horror movie veteran and three Bond alumni should be enough to satisfy even the most jaded viewer. In the end, I didn't mind it. I might watch it again, fast-forwarding to all the naked Lana Wood scenes.

    The count so far...
    01. Scalps (1983)
    02. They Came from Beyond Space (1967)
    03. Galaxy of Terror (1981)
    04. The Last House on the Left (1972)
    05. Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)
    06. The Child (1977)
    07. The Green Slime (1968)
    08. Zombieland (2009)
    09. Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
    10. Bloody Moon (1981)
    11. The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)
    12. The Incubus (1982)
    13. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
    14. Countess Dracula (1971)
    15. Revolt of the Zombies (1936)
    16. Carnival of Souls (1962)
    17. The Gingerdead Man (2005)
    18. Deadly Blessing (1981)
    19. Satan's Mistress (1982)
     
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    31 Days of HorribluHalloween

    Blu-ray
    DVD
    Streaming
    October 1, 2011:
    1. Torso
    2. The Others
    October 2, 2011:
    3. My Soul to Take
    4. Case 39
    October 3, 2011:
    5. The Haunting in Connecticut
    October 4, 2011:
    6. Bereavement
    October 5, 2011:
    7. The Amityville Horror (2005)
    October 7, 2011:
    8. Scream 4
    October 8, 2011:
    9. Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus
    10. The Last House on the Left (1972)
    October 9, 2011:
    11. Troll Hunter
    BONUS: Frankenstein (1931)
    October 10, 2011:
    12. Friday the 13th Part 2
    October 13, 2011:
    13. Friday the 13th Part 3 (3D)
    October 15, 2011:
    14. Blood & Chocolate
    15. Splinter
    BONUS: Dracula (1931)
    October 17, 2011:
    16. Hollow Man
    October 18, 2011:
    17. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge
    October 19, 2011:
    18. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
    October 22, 2011:
    19. An American Werewolf in London
    October 23, 2011:
    20. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
    21. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
    22. Straw Dogs
    October 24, 2011:
    23. Zombie
    October 24, 2011:
    23. Jurassic Park
    October 29, 2011:
    24. Dog Soldiers
    The Film- 7/10​
    PQ- 6/10​
    AQ- 6/10​
    25. City of the Living Dead
    The Film- 7.5/10​
    PQ- 7/10​
    AQ- 7.5/10​
    BONUS: The Stuff
    October 30, 2011:
    26. The Beyond
    The Film- 9.5/10​
    PQ- 8/10​
    AQ- 9.5/10​
    27. House by the Cemetery
    The Film- 8/10​
    PQ- 9/10​
    AQ- 6.5/10​
    28. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
    The Film- 8.5/10​
    PQ- 7/10​
    AQ- 10/10​
    29. Quarantine
    The Film- 7.5/10​
    PQ- 9/10​
    AQ- 8.5/10​

    I know I've been negligent in updating this.
    And I've been so good about writing a short review of each film but I just don't have the time tonight. Besides, I've said alot about The Beyond & House by the Cemetery and I'll let my scores speak for Dog Soldiers & Quarantine- both solid efforts. As far as The Lost World, everything that I said about Jurassic Park still applies but it just doesn't work quite as well the second time around.
     
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    October 30th:

    The Monster Squad (1987)
    Madman (1981)
    The Last House On The Left (1972)
    Wrong Turn (2003)
    The Ring (2002)

    Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Season 3- Episode 36- "The Tale of the Dream Girl" (1992)
    Family Guy- Season 10- Episode 168- "Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q" (2011)
    The Cleveland Show- Season 3- Episode 47- "Nightmare On Grace Street" (2011)
     
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    The Real Ghostbusters - Halloween II ½ (1987) :troll::troll::troll::joshua::joshua:
    Much better animation this time around; infact some of the best of the series. And even though this episode features the "Junior Ghostbusters" this is well written enough that it strikes the proper balance. The plot itself actually has some neat concepts that don't feel forced.
     
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    The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) BD

    More dinos, more havoc and some T.Rex tongue-fu. Why people dislike this sequel is a mystery to me. I think it delivers. 4.5/5

    The Entity
    (1982)

    Now this ghost doesn't fuck around. Well it does but you know what I mean. Disturbing Paranormal Activity 80s style that might be the scariest ghost movie ever. 5/5
     
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    10.29.11
    Abbot And Costello Meet Frankenstein Netflix
    Hell Night Netflix
    Madman DVD
    Plague Of The Zombies DVD
    I Bury The Living DVD
    The Curse Of The Mummy's Tomb DVD
    Alien From The Deep DVD
    Hellgate Netflix
    Zombiethon Netflix
    Dreamaniac Netflix
    Mountaintop Motel Massacre DVD
     
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    My 2 year old niece was over on Saturday and she was messing with my dvds so I figured I'd let her choose some movies for me to watch. The ones she selected were: Big Alligator River, The Breed, and Dead End. Actually not bad choices. :)
     
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    Zombie Blu-Ray
     
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    SPAWNINGBLUE'S 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE WATCHING

    Bold = first time viewing. Rating out of 10.

    October
    1
    Terror in the Aisles (1984) 6/10
    Black Demons (1991) 5.5/10
    2
    Leprechaun 2 (1994) 6/10
    Halloween...The Happy Haunting of America (1997) 7/10
    Halloween...The Happy Haunting of America 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) 6/10
    The Troll Hunter (2010) 8/10
    House of the Damned (1963) 6.5/10
    3
    The Other (1972) 6.5/10
    Stake Land (2010) 8.5/10
    4
    Torso (1973) 7.5/10
    Superstition (1982) 7.5/10
    5
    Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) 6.5/10
    Halloween 2 (2009) 5.5/10
    6
    Doom Asylum (1987) 6.5/10
    Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1983) 6/10
    Home Improvement S:2 - Haunting of Taylor House (1992) 7.5/10
    7
    Ginger Snaps (2000) 7/10
    Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004) 6/10
    A Haunting S:1 - The Lake Club Horror (2005) 6.5/10
    8
    Home Improvement S:3 - Crazy for You (1993) 8.5/10
    Ginger Snaps 3: The Beginning (2004) 6.5/10
    My Name Is Bruce (2007) 7.5/10
    9
    The Simpsons S:2 - Treehouse of Horror (1990) 6/10
    Dracula (1931) 7/10
    13 Ghosts (1960) 7.5/10
    Roseanne S:2 - Boo! (1989) 9/10
    Roseanne S:3 - Trick or Treat (1990) 7/10
    Roseanne S:4 - Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down (1991) 7.5/10
    Roseanne S:5 - Halloween IV (1992) 7/10
    A Haunting S:1 - The Haunting of Summerwind (2005) 7/10
    A Haunting S:1 - Hell House (2005) 5.5/10
    The Simpsons S:3 - Treehouse of Horror II (1991) 7/10
    The Simpsons S:4 - Treehouse of Horror III (1992) 8/10
    Home Improvement S:6 - I Was A Teenage Taylor (1996) 7.5/10
    10
    Blood Sisters (1987) 6.5/10
    Psycho (1960) 9/10
    The Masque of the Red Death (1964) 6/10
    Scars of Dracula (1970) 5.5/10
    The Simpsons S:5 - Treehouse of Horror IV (1993) 8.5/10
    11
    I Spit on Your Grave (2010) 6.5/10
    Night of the Demons 3 (1997) 6.5/10
    12
    The Premature Burial (1962) 7/10
    Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) 6.5/10
    Haunted Histories Collection - The Haunted History of Halloween (1997) 8/10
    13
    Eden Lake (2008) 6.5/10
    Murder Party (2007) 8/10
    14
    Misery (1990) 8/10
    Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) 8/10
    15
    Simpsons S:6 - Treehouse of Horror V (1994) 8.5/10
    The Phantom of the Opera (2004) 6.5/10
    Two Evil Eyes (1990) 7.5/10
    16
    Home Improvement S:7 - A Night to Dismember (1997) 6.5/10
    The Thing (2011) 7/10
    The Exorcist (The Version You've Never Seen) (1973) 9/10
    17
    The Exorcist 3 (1990) 8.5/10
    Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) 6.5/10
    18
    Home Improvement S:8 - Bewitched (1998) 8/10
    Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005) 6/10
    Hellgate (1989) 3/10
    19
    Cujo (1983) 7.5/10
    Cornered (2009) 5.5/10
    20
    Frankenstein (1931) 7/10
    The Wolf Man (1941) 7.5/10
    Witchfinder General (1968) 7/10
    Simpsons S:7 - Treehouse of Horror VI (1995) 7.5/10
    21
    Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) 6.5/10
    Werewolf of London (1935) 5.5/10
    22
    Curse of the Blair Witch (1999) 8/10
    The Blair Witch Project (1999) 8/10
    23
    Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988) 6.5/10
    Critters (1986) 7.5/10
    Critters 2: The Main Course (1988) 7.5/10
    24
    The Last Exorcism (2010) 7.5/10
    The Fourth Kind (2009) 6.5/10
    25
    Roseanne S:6 - Halloween V (1993) 7/10
    Poltergeist 2 (1986) 7.5/10
    26
    She-Wolf of London (1946) 5.5/10
    Cronos (1993) 8/10
    The Collector (2009) 8/10
    Arachnophobia (1990) 7/10
    27
    The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) 6.5/10
    The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) 7/10
    28
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) 8.5/10
    Witchboard (1986) 6/10
    30
    The Fog (1980) 9/10
    Day of the Dead (1985) 7/10
    Roseanne S:7 - Skeleton in the Closet (1994) 7/10
    The Invisible Man (1933) 8/10
    Graveyard Shift (1990) 6.5/10


    Movie Total = 65
    TV Episode/ Documentary Total = 24


    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) - This is one of me favourites. A slow burn, tension driven horror flick. I love these type of films where you can't trust anyone, and the whole town is in on it. What would be scarier then being a small group against hundreds? A lot of great performances in this one as well, Sutherland, Nimoy, Goldblum, Adams, ect. I was surprised how well the special effects still held up as well, and the scream that the alien duplicates let out is creepy as hell! I loved when they were being chased through the streets by the townspeople and their shrilling scream. If you like slower paced films with real scares then you can't go wrong with this movie.

    Witchboard (1986) - I thought this movie would be better then it was. It wasn't bad, but with such a cool premise I expected better. Some of the best scenes in horror films are the seance scenes, so I figured a whole film revolving around a Ouija board had some promise. Unfortunately it doesn't do much with its set up, and strangely the seance scene in this film is quite weak, with a punk girl giving an over the top and very cheesy performance taking away any scares that may have been present. Some of the deaths weren't too bad though, and again, I didn't like the story behind it. The worst part for me though was none o the characters were very likable, and I could care less what happened to any of them. When the main star is a prick and a drunk it's hard to get by with him.

    The Fog (1980) - This film is a top 10 horror flick for me. It has one of the best horror atmospheres around, thanks to Carpenter's excellent direction and music score. You can jsut feel the sense of dread building up throughout the film. The campfire opening does a great job setting up what's ahead, with the ghost tale then leading into a bunch of strange happenings in the town. Apparently the town was built on blood and treachery, and the ghosts have come back for revenge. Tom "The Man" Atkins is of course a bad ass in this film, and even without his man-stache, he still manages to bed a young Jamie Lee Curtis. Adrienne Barbeau gives a great performance in this as well, and I am slowly becomign a huge fan of her work. Be warned though this is a slower film, and even with the murders reshot against Carpenter's will to be more bloody, they still don't compare to other slashers of the time. This is a ghost film, and is all about delivering the foreboding atmosphere which it does in spades.

    Day of the Dead (1985) - I like this film although it has a lot of problems, and even though not much happens compared to some of his other zombie films it never really becomes boring. Unfortunately the story of training zombies didn't really do too much for me, nor did Bub. The setting was really boring and bland, and the worst part is all the characters are annoying, especially the soldiers and there is non stop yelling. It doesn't that the actors are pretty bad, although maybe they'd be better with if the dialog wasn't so terrible. Compared to the first two films in the series, this is definitely a huge step down for Romero. Then again compared to his last two films this is a masterpiece. That being said, it isn't all bad, Savini is probably at the top of his game in the flick, and does some of the best zombie and gore effects of all time.

    Roseanne S:7 - Skeleton in the Closet (1994) - Even though there is one more Halloween special for this series, this is usually the last one I bother to watch as the final special is only really Halloween related for the first bit and then becomes all about Roseanne having her baby as she trips out and dreams about Jerry Garcia. It's actually a really strange epsiode that is all over the place. Anyways, in this episode Roseanne is at the forefront of two pranks, one where she is convinced Frank is gay, and one that her mother is bald and she will be soon as well. This isn't quite at the level of some of the earlier specials, but it is still pretty good. I miss the pranks being more horror related though, and the costumes and decorations in this one were kind of weak.

    The Invisible Man (1933) - I was surprised how much I loved this film. I wasn't sure what to expect going in, I definitely didn't know it was about an insane Doctor who uses his invisibility to steal and even murder several people. I love the scene where he gets kicked out of the hotel and decides that he is going to go on a rampage through the city causing as much trouble as he can. And the train scene was a huge shock as well. I didn't expect to see such a villainous person as the main character of the story, especially for the time it was shot, but again it was a nice surprise to see something so different. I hope the sequels are half as good as this film was, as this is up there with the Wolf Man as my favourite Universal monster movie so far, maybe even taking the top spot. This was a lot of fun and the just over an hour the run time sped by quickly.

    Graveyard Shift (1990) - I've been on a streak with picking unseen King adaptations that have turned out to be surprisingly very good. I guess all good things must come to an end though, and although it wasn't terrible, it definitely was not at the same level as some of the previous highlights of Misery and Cujo. The set up of the film didn't do too much for me. Workers at a cotton mill keep on getting in so called accidents during the graveyard shift, which turns out to be some grotesque animal hybrid. The problem with this is you don't care about any of the workers really, even the main character isn't very interesting and the romance in the film feels forced. Some of the acting is really bad as well, and the setting isn't the most intersting scenery around. The creature causing the trouble though is kind of gruesome looking, and the ending as ludicrous as it is at least adds some interesting sets to the mix. It was far from the worst Kind Adaptation, but it wasn't one of the better ones either. It can sit safely in the middle, and probably be forgotten in a few years time.
     
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    Also saw the Halloween Showing
    added: Halloween II
    Halloween III
    Human Centipede
    Wax Work
    Wax Work II
    Trick R' Treat (Halloween tradition now)
    Chopping Mall
    Friday the 13th The Final Chapter
    Friday The 13th
    Sleepaway Camp
    Black Christmas
    Maniac Cop
    Maniac Cop 2
    Cruising (don't know if that counts lol)
    Basket Case
    American Werewolf in London
    Xtro
    Vampire's Bite
    Faces Of Death
    ...more to come
     
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